depurative

[ dep-yuh-rey-tiv ]
/ ˈdɛp yəˌreɪ tɪv /

adjective

serving to depurate; purifying.

noun

a depurative agent or substance.

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Origin of depurative

First recorded in 1675–85; depurate + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for depurative

depurative
/ (ˈdɛpjʊˌreɪtɪv, -rətɪv) /

adjective

used for or capable of depurating; purifying; purgative

noun

a depurative substance or agent
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